Wigan take Robles on loan

Wigan have signed Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles on loan
until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has impressed during a trial at the DW Stadium
and will now provide competition to regular No 1 Ali Al Habsi and
reserve keeper Mike Pollitt.

Robles has struggled to break into an Atletico side that
currently lies second in the Spanish top-flight, with coach Diego
Simeone preferring to use on-loan Chelsea player Thibaut
Courtois.

The 6ft 5in keeper was loaned out to Rayo Vallecano last season
before returning to the Vicente Calderon stadium.

“Atletico Madrid and Wigan Athletic have reached an agreement so
that Joel Robles, after a trial period with the English club, will
play on loan until June 30 with the Premier League team,” read a
statement on Atletico’s official website.

“The goalkeeper will return to the ‘rojiblanco’ at the end of
this loan period.”